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-fil-as, crystal's, what taburger. where is the nearest one? it's still big. former congressman jesse jackson's facing jail time after pleading guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign funds. a tearful jackson apologized to his family and friends. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams takes us through this sad case. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch, $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars, $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let e
, is now spending a million dollars on a special house race in illinois to replace jesse jackson jr. it's going after one of the candidates who has said that she's against banning assault rifles who has an a-plus from nra. so mayor bloomberg, who's spending big on this race through his mayors group, through his podium, he's using this race as a referendum on the big -- on this issue. >> so mike, when you start counting votes, though, when you look at the congress, what is realistic for the president? is he still looking at an assault weapons ban? background checks? where can he end up on this? >> no, willie, that's very astute. and background checks is where they're hoping to end up. our conversations with house leadership, so there's no appetite in those districts for anything broader than that. the house has said that they're going to wait until a bill comes out of the senate. but the same thing that's going on with immigration. the senate is going to pass a big bill. the house wants to do it piece by piece. that makes it much harder to get anything new. and that key stat that says it
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